Mushroom Coffee

Secrets of Mushroom Coffee, what it Is, and why it is a Healthier option for you.
October 4, 2023 by
Gladys Kyule
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Have you ever wondered how your coffee brew could do even more for your well-being? Mushroom Coffee – a blend that's turning heads in the world of health-conscious coffee enthusiasts.

The use of mushrooms as substitutes for coffee beans dates back to World War II. With Americans consuming approximately 400 million cups of joe daily, coffee companies are looking for new specialty and seasonal hits. So, despite mushroom coffee gaining much appreciation now, the idea is not exactly new. With that cleared out, let's jump in! 

Our mushroom coffee recipe is all about seamlessly infusing the goodness of mushrooms into your favorite brew. It stands out with the unique Kenya Specialty coffee beans that ensure every sip is a symphony of flavor and vitality. We promise there won't be any floating mushroom chunks in your cup; A gross scene, that one! 


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Picture this: The rich aroma envelopes you; the first sip delivers a robust, earthy taste. But that's just the beginning. The health benefits are where this blend shines - from enriched focus to fortified immunity, it's a daily coffee brew that champions your well-being.

An image of a female drinking mushroom coffee while standing on the balcony of her house.

A woman enjoys mushroom coffee while standing on her balcony.

Is Mushroom Coffee Worth The Hype?

With many mushroom coffee offerings flooding the market, your friends can't stop flexing about their "new" coffee flavor on your timeline. Regular coffee has many health benefits; however, experts are setting new standards. It's worth mentioning that mushroom coffees are unique and, therefore, pricier than regular coffees. 

So, what is mushroom coffee, and what does it taste like? Should you switch to mushroom coffee, and is this mushroom coffee worth the hype? And is a homemade brew on the cards? Let's find out. Let's find out.

A cup of coffee brew with mushrooms on the concrete surface. Ingredients for making mushroom coffee.

A cup of coffee brew surrounded by mushrooms on the surface, ready to brew mushroom-infused coffee.

What is mushroom coffee?

Mushroom coffee combines adaptogenic mushrooms and coffee beans to give a delicate, smooth, dark, and nutty cup. With this cup, you get the right amount of energy and alertness while adding a vital boost to your natural immunity. Only special medicinal mushrooms should be making their way to your brew. Adaptogenic or medicinal mushrooms, if you like, include;

  • Chaga
  • Lion's mane
  • Cordyceps, reishi
  • And turkey's tail. 

These mushrooms are likely part of the Ryze mushroom coffee near you, while Portobello and shiitake, among other culinary mushrooms, don't make the palate!

An image displays mushrooms, coffee grounds, and sweeteners beside a coffee pot, all set up for brewing mushroom coffee.Adaptogenic mushrooms, coffee grounds, and a pot beside a vibrant fern plant with blossoms

What does Mushroom Coffee Taste like?

Despite carrying less caffeine, multiple coffee tasting reveals mushroom coffee tastes similar to regular coffee! For Sarah Olszewski, a professional nutritionist and founder of Sarah Lynn Nutrition, a lessened caffeine intake from mushroom coffee gives coffee drinkers sustained energy levels without risking an afternoon crash associated with regular cups. So mushroom coffee hardly compromises flavors but instead invests in our health! Genius if you ask me!

What are the Healthy Benefits of Mushroom Coffee?

Unlike regular coffee, mushroom blends have 50% of the caffeine you get from a typical cup of joe. However, mushroom coffee does not compromise further, with experts revealing multiple healthy perks of this brew!

  • Mushroom Coffee Improves Brain Function

Did you know mushroom coffees are likely to improve mental clarity and focus? With less caffeine, the lion's mane varieties, in particular, help develop nerve growth factor, a vital protein in the production of neurons. A healthy brain means more sustained concentration, and while the research is incomplete, the study of linking lion's mane to increased brain function is quite promising.

  • Mushrooms contain immune-boosting compounds.

The Chaga mushrooms in your mushroom coffees may be keeping the doctor away! These mushrooms, in particular, have specific beta-glucans and proteins known to boost the natural defense in body sales to fight disease-causing germs.

  • Antioxidant-Rich Coffee

Being abundant in antioxidants is a quality shared by mushrooms and coffee beans. Therefore, a regular dose of mushroom coffee should be more than capable of reducing oxidative stress and combat free radicals in your body!

How to Make Mushroom Coffee

Are you sick of coffee jitters, dehydration, sleeplessness, or insomnia? Mushroom coffee is for you! A homemade recipe may be all you need to get. 

The following is a guide for homemade mushroom coffee.


  • 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee (your preferred type and strength)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of mushroom coffee mix (homemade or commercial)
  • Optional additives: sweetener (stevia, honey, or maple syrup) and milk or non-dairy milk (coconut or almond)

Homemade Mushroom Coffee Mix:

For a homemade mushroom coffee mix, follow the following steps:

Ingredients for Homemade Mushroom Coffee Mix:

  • One tablespoon of mushroom powder.
  • One teaspoon of instant coffee or coffee substitute (instant chicory root or dandelion coffee)
  • Optional 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • Optional 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon 
  • Optional 1/4 teaspoon of sweetener 


  1. Combine and mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl to harmonize.
  2. Store the mix in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Mushroom Coffee Recipe

  1. Use your preferred method to brew the regular coffee of your choice. (try Solai coffee Kenya AA beans.)
  2. Add 1-2 teaspoons of your homemade mushroom coffee mix to the cup while still hot. You can adjust it to meet your taste.
  3. Ensure the mushroom coffee mix is fully dissolved by stirring.
  4. As instructed above, optional milk or non-dairy milk additives add sweeteners to your liking. 

Viola! You are ready to go! Sip and savor the refined flavor of homemade mushroom coffee!

Tip: The choice of mushrooms can significantly influence the taste and benefits of your brew. And if you have specific health concerns, don't hesitate to consult a healthcare professional.

An image showing freshly brewed mushroom coffee on the surface includes coffee beans, mushrooms, and cinnamon.A freshly brewed cup of mushroom coffee featuring coffee beans, mushrooms, and a sprinkle of cinnamon on the surface.

In a world where coffee is a daily routine for millions, Mushroom Coffee emerges as a game-changer for your well-being. With its rich aroma and robust, earthy taste, Mushroom Coffee not only delights the palate but also offers a range of health benefits.

Now you understand the hype! Mushroom coffee refines our caffeine intake, protecting us from coffee jitters and stress and boosting our immune systems! Remember to embrace experimentation. 

With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can enjoy the perfect cup of Mushroom Coffee from the comfort of your home. 

Try Solai coffee beans, savor the flavor, and here to a brighter, more vibrant you!

Gladys Kyule October 4, 2023
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